A stupid rule that was implemented 40 years ago because the majority of AL teams, although some having some success in the post season, were struggling financially, and thought that by taking away the "weakest hitter" in the lineup and replacing him with some douche bag that cant field a ball but can swing a bat, would increase their ratings.
Although while chicks dig the long ball and everything, most NL fans (like myself) and some AL fans, think the DH should be abolished and the same 9 players on the field should be the same 9 players in the on the lineup card.
Douche - Hey bro you wanna watch the Angels and Mariners game?
Me - No thanks, Im a real baseball fan, Im going to watch the Dodgers and Cubs, or Cards and Mets, Or Giants and Marlins, or Pads and Rox, or any other NL game even if their record is shit, cuz they don't use a pussy Designated Hitter.
Douche - oh ok, I'll go back to my shitty AL game and keep being a douche then.
Me - you do that
An amazing Mexican restaurant near the corner of Washington and Sepulveda in Culver City, CA. Pretty simple menu, renowned ground beef tacos with or without cheese, burritos as big as your forearm, enchiladas, and all the sides. Not a huge place, indoor and outdoor ordering windows, parking is a pain but well worth it, damn salsa is so good you can eat it on anything.
Bro: Hey dude you hungry?
Me: Fuck yeah
Bro: Where do you wanna go?
Me: Tito's Tacos of course
Bro: No shit, what was I thinking?
Ruined by the DH its now an embarrassment to baseball. A place that was so sad in the 70's they needed a way to boost ratings and since the greedy players union bureaucrats are money hungry, its a way to keep aging gimpy non gloving sluggers on the payroll.
The worst part about it is the lame ass excuses people use to defend this inferior league.
"The pitcher should focus only on Pitching" No jack ass, 9 players on the field = same 9 in the batting order.
"They suck at batting anyway, its a wasted spot" No Douche, it removes a major strategic element of the game. In the National League, managers are frequently faced with the need to decide whether it is more important to pinch hit a better batter for the pitcher when the pitcher's at bat comes at a crucial point in the game. If the pitcher is doing well or if there are few good pitchers available, this essentially becomes a trade of offensive production at the expense of defense!
"Well the AL has more WS rings than NL" OK Fagwad, take away 10 of the Yankees 27 rings and its the other way around, not everyone can have an all star team every year.
"Hey bro do you want to go to a Yankees, Angels, or Tigers Game?"
First off dipshit, dont call me Bro if you call that American League bullshit baseball, and 2nd, hell no, Im goin to watch Larussa and the Cards, Torre and Dodgers and Charlie Manuel and the Phils play a classic, strategic game of REAL BASEBALL!!!
oh ok, Ill go watch curling then, cuz Im a tool, and thats what tools do
A person who is so infatuated with the iPhone game "words with friends" it interferes with their daily functioning.
Symptoms include lack of productivity at work (if they even have a job), accidents while driving (hoping to get lucky and create something more than a 5 letter word on a TW tile) and an overall shunning from society because everytime this person is out, their head is buried in their phone, trying to win at all 15 games the have running concurrently.
normal guy "damn bro, you see that chick at the bar eye fuckin us, she was bangin!!!"
words tweaker "hang on bro, Ive got a q and z and theres an open TL and TW tile, Im gonna straight up murder this fool right now!!! Oh yeah high 5"
normal guy "dont talk to me for 8 minutes"
words tweaker ":( ok"